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's picks for his cabinet is being vetted. we're talking about chuck hagel for defense. he's got a contentious confirmation hearing coming up on thursday. senators mccain and bob menendez said yesterday they are still unsure about him. take a listen. >> i want to see what happens in the hearing. and i think it would be important to make a judgment after that. >> i look forward to asking him a series of questions about israel, about iran as the major sponsor of the iran sanctions in the senate. i am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. >> peter, a lot of people are interested in hearing where chuck hagel stands on a lot of issues modern day. is this his best opportunity to convince his critics that he's the right man for the job? >> reporter: i think it will be. but he's obviously up against some pretty tough opposition. this is the first confirmation battle taking place in the new superpac era. that means there's a lot of very wealthy people in this country who do not agree with chuck hagel's opinions on some of those issues. they have bee
chuck hagel has his confirmation hearing on thursday, i believe. "the new york times" reports that several secretly funded conservative groups are running ads against him. john kerry's hearing was fairly straightforward, as you know. what is the white house expecting with the chuck hagel nom nation hearing? >> reporter: the white house concedes not everything is going to be easy. they acknowledge this is the first confirmation hearing battle really to take place in this sort of super pac era post-citizenships united which means several million dollars are already being spent by groups on both sides. a lot of this money provided by donors, millionaires and billionaires even who have ideological views that are vastly opposed to those of chuck hagel. the white house though is confident he's the right guy for the job and will best carry out the president's positions going forward. >> and a final question, pete, i understand and some republicans will probably be pleased about this, that a self-appointed monarch actually visited the white house today by the name of king james. is th
chuck hagel is confirmed as his replacement. but i do want to make the point here, there are going to be growing pains. and we're hearing the same kinds of arguments oh, my god, you know, women are going to be integrated into the military academies. oh, my god, gays in the military. that's going to destroy unit cohesion. >> that's right. >> but those thinking soldiers, again, even the most hard-bitten combat veterans say this is inevitable. and i just want to point out what one combat trainer who is an army ranger, you know, one of the toughest jobs in the u.s. military, when i asked him, what about this argument that a 10-pound woman can't drag a 200-pound wounded comrade off the battlefield? and he looked at me and he said, how many times do you see a 130-pound man drag a 200-pound -- you know, and that's the sense of the argument. that women and men will work together just like the men work together. and the only thing different about this, while women have been drawn into combat, is this will be policy. this will be official. they will have ground combat roles. and what this wi
senate hearings. first he met with former senator chuck hagel the defense secretary nominee and said they are old friends and had a frank and candid exchange, but mccain fell short of saying whether or not he would support hagel. second, the senator joked late tuesday that he will intensely question secretary of state nominee john kerry. >> and we will look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly. we will bring back for the only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him. >>> less than a month after a drunk driving accident that killed a teammate, dallas cowboys nose tackle jay ratliff was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after his pickup truck sideswiped a tractor trailer truck. >>> according to a new study, alcohol may help you fall asleep but it leads to an overall restless night. researchers find regardless of how much you drink, drinking can increase tiredness by interrupting the later stages of sleep. >>> and a company is investing in exploring what they can get out of asteroids. deep space industries says they hope to be able to
time for chuck hagel. president obama's nominee to be secretary of defense. senator mccain met with hagel yesterday and said the two had a frank and candid conversation ahead of next week's confirmation hearings for hageh. >>> joe biden beginning his second term as vice president, and he is keeping a close eye of possibility on moving down the hall to the bigger office. it's been widely reported that the president appeared to be in high 2016 campaign mode throughout inauguration weekend. mr. biden said it is too early to think about that, but he's not taking his name out of the running. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision. i don't have to make that decision for a while. >> so you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. i tell you what, everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is ru
for chuck hagel as defense secretary, that sealed the deal, would you gentlemen agree? >> yeah. i never could envision how he would start obama's second term by coming out and going against chuck hagel for secretary of defense. never made any sense and yeah, once he came out, the story ended. i loved the media chatter about how hagel has this huge confirmation battle and will end up with 90 votes. schumer was the first and final voice on that, i think. >> john: i think that was more due to the alleged controversy over comments about the israeli lobby by hagel unfortunately called the jewish lobby. chuck schumer one of our most powerful jewish members of the senate. >> i was surprised. even this morning, i was watching tv. there were anti-chuck hagel ads being run by this -- one interest group. i was quite shocked. they went after him for the israel, for comments he made about -- >> myrlie evers, widow of the late, great myrlie evers. >> america, we are here, our nation's capitol, on this day, january 21, 2013, the inauguration of our 45th president, barack obama. we come at this time to
and former nebraska senator chuck hagel to become defense secretary could be bumpy. but, both men have been making rounds on capitol hill trying to convince senators they are capable of filling critical national security posts for the next four years. >> arthel: peter doocy, thank you very much. >> rick: budget negotiation, the number one topic in the republican weekly address. south dakota senator john thune talking about the importance of getting finances under control and, the need to change the government's spending habits. >> washington is addicted to spending your money. over the past four years, our country has added nearly $6 trillion to the national debt. at $16.4 trillion, our nation's total debt is larger on our entire country. we can't add a trillion dollars to the debt every year as we have for the past four years. a major credit rating agency is already down -- has downgraded our nation's credit once and if we don't make real progress on spending reforms more downgrades are likely, in the near future. >> rick: he says the first priority in congress every year is coming up with
is with the appointment of chuck hagel for defense, if he gets it, he wants the commitment in iraq is over, but he wants to very much diminish any involvement or military forces in afghanistan. >> we're looking at the private swearing in that happened today which per the 20th amendment it must happen at noon on the 20th day of january. what do you expect we're going to hear tomorrow from the president when he speaks following his public swearing in? >> well, i think he's going to try again what he did four years ago to say like we're not red states or blue states. that was actually from the keynote which i was at in 2004 in boston. we're the united states of america. i think he's very confident because of the election victory. he's going to say let us try to come reason together. that's an lbj line in terms of republicans and then he's maybe going to talk about income inequality. you know, he's really got to go for broke in terms of being ambitious in terms of an agenda and i think he's going to talk about poverty and talk about the difference in salaries and wealth and then i think he's going to try to
opens hearings on it's nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that's at 9:30 a.m. and on friday, february 1st, nasa marks the tenth anniversary of the space shuttle columbia disaster. ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. that is your capital rundown. you can find more at myfoxdc.com, and reach us on twitter with hashtag capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. see you in the next week. can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. just ask pc mag. [ man ] "cable can't touch fios upload speeds." "it's hard to imagine anyone ever beating fios." "there's no doubt fios is the fastest in the country." [ male announcer ] after 110,000 speed tests, nothing came close to fios. and with fios you get unlimited internet use. period. because according to pc mag... [ man ] "if it's available, you should get it." [ male announcer ] last chance to get the fios trip
and chuck hagel for defense secretary. peter deucey has more tonight. >> reporter: this week, president obama's nominee to become the next secretary of state, senator john kerry, was received very well at his confirmation hearing by democrats and republicans. >> i commend this nomination to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to the administration. >> reporter: senator kerry's support in the senate is not ex- - not expected to dwindle this week, so he's likely to become the next secretary of state. but, handicapping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important positions is tricky, like richard considered-- chordrua for director of consumer protection bureau. >> after the senate refused to give him an up or down vote in 2011, i took action to appointment on my own. >> reporter: that expires at the end of the jeer. the president renominated him this week but senator mike crappo was one that opposed the nomination last year and said this week, until key structural changes are made to the bureau to insure accountability and t
nominated chuck hagel to head defense and john kerry to become secretary of state on monday. joining us here in park city, utah, is jeremy scahill, national security correspondent for the nation magazine. he is featured in and co-wrote the new documentary, "dirty wars: the world is a battlefield." book with thest same title is due out in april. we're also joined by the director of the film, rick rowley, independent journalist with big noise films. the film premiered here at the sundance film festival in the u.s. documentary competition section. when we flew in a salt lake city last night, we went directly to the salt lake city library where there was a sold-out crowd to see a showing of "dirty wars." we want to congratulate you on this absolutely remarkable film. i think it is very appropriate to begin our four days of broadcasting here in park city on this day after the inauguration of president obama to begin with "dirty wars: the world is a battlefield." jeremy, talk about president obama's first four years and where we're going now. you got a chance to hear his inaugural address. what di
accomplish this goal. >> a lot of people want to say words into action when we talk about chuck hagel becoming secretary of defense. are there worries not only from you personally but professionally and what service members legal defense knelt work does? >> there are. if we don't get the right people in those positions, you know, it's going to set us back. it could set us back many years. you know well, fought long and hard to get the repeal of don't ask don't tell, but our service members still aren't treated equally, and we'll have to really basically stay on the top of our game to make sure that who the president is picking as well as, you know, what we're hearing from the senate and from the congress and that we keep moving this ball forward. >> we certainly know that there are ears in the white house are listen and the president talking direct will you to you as well as being included with this inaugural over the weekend. i'm sure you're proud. david hall, service members legal defense network, thank you for coming in. i really appreciate it. >> thank you, thomas. >> absolutely.
, but that is not what they do. more broadly, they're asserting there is broad opposition to chuck hagel, we're just not allowed to know who it is. i'm not buying it it, i say bull-pucky, i might be wrong, but i call bull-pucky. and if i am wrong, there is an easy way to prove it. come out, come out, whoever you are. if you are not bill kristol, liz cheney or the log cabin republicans, i'll be the first to admit i'm wrong. but i don't think i'm wrong. this is not a liberal group, it is a right-wing group, you're trying to look like liberals and we can tell. that does it for us, we'll see you monday night. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> a hint today of what president obama's first priority will be during his second term. >>> a new surge on wall street. does it signal the country's economic troubles are in the past? >>> the deep freeze turns dangerous. no relief this weekend in some parts of the country. >>> new rules on the battlefield. one woman in the military talks to me about what it means to her. she's been in tough fights before. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex
on these distant things. >> and there's this, a new anti-chuck hagel ad has just popped up days before senate hearings are set to start on his nomination as defense secretary. the ad is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and from the left are all organizing to block hagel's nomination. first though shame on you, barack obama. it was one of hillary clinton's most notorious quotes when challenging her 2008 democratic opponent, then candidate obama later shot back calling his opponent, quote, likable enough. the two have come a long way since then in a jooint joint interview airing tonight on "60 minutes" the president says he'll miss clinton calling her the finest secretary of state ever and wishes she was sticking around. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joining me live now. peter, secretary clinton leaves the administration. what can we expect from the relationship between these two over the next few years? >> well, craig, given the amount of money that goes into a presidential campaign, i think you could say t
and women. >>> chuck hagels nomination to replies leon panetta. the former nebraska senator is expected to appear before the armed services committee on thursday. hagel is a republican but his nomination is opposed by interest groups from both parties. the conservative organization for americans for strong defense is running tv ads saying hagel would weaken national security. the gay rights group has used hagel as being antigay, antiwoman, and antiisrael. >>> he she is the first latino appointed to the high court. it recounts her life from bronx housing project to the federal bench. the event begins at noon at the hertz theater in san francisco. the event is sold out. >>> today you can get a preview of a popular oakland robin fair. organizers say tomorrow's preview is a must for serious white elephant shoppers. tickets are $20. sale at 33 -- 333 lancaster street. >>> getting more people on bikes getting them to share the north bay city trying to make that pap. >>> a san francisco orangutan makes a super bowl prediction from that box right there. who she says is going to win. >>> outside
as secretary of state, chuck hagel as secretary of defense. consideration of our military strategy, our military spending, how we project american power as we complete a winding down of the war in afghanistan. it is really going to be the end of a post-9/11 period in national security policy, with the policy going for it from there still unsettled. guest: the will still be a focus on the issues of national security, what just happened in algeria, the issue of al qaeda not being as weak a forceful as president obama campaign on. i think republicans will point that out. if we lost american lives again last week. so what are we doing to keep al qaeda at bay? that will be part of the discussion during the confirmation hearings and certainly with mrs. clinton's appearance tomorrow. host: on the issue of foreign policy, what will be president obama's legacy? where will the focus in his second term? guest: looking back over the first term, he did wind down the war in iraq. he's in the process now of winding down the war in afghanistan. more broadly, i think this whole light footprint strategy,
secretary, the new secretary of state. and, of course, confirming chuck hagel as the new secretary of defense. there's beyonce, who did such a magnificent job with the national anthem just a few moments ago. john dickerson is our cbs news political director, and he is down there with, we, the people, on the national mall. john? >> scott, normally presidents in these speeches, they take history and they bring it onstage so they can attach their agenda to it. as we've talked about, in his first speech barack obama mentioned concord, gettysburg, normandy. that history has been replaced with the civil rights history and the agenda is more in keeping with that. he talked about immigration, climate change, gun control, these are all items that when republicans i've been e-mailing with hear this, they hear the return of big government, and also they heard in his speech when the president said support for those new deal programs, make us -- they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risk that make this country great. that is code language from the campaign in which re
see the president. the trademark whether it is chuck hagel, somebody he likes, controversial to some. new chief of staff, dennis mcdonough. comfort zone. when you bring in a new team, the question is, is it an a-team? if form is it an a-team peshsly you are trying to get things done early on? is there a burnout? it is a huge challenge for any second-term president to make sure that dashes especially -- ones that decided to stay, are you sure you have the energy? >> a lot of musical chairs. it is not all new. it is -- a lot of the same team, just in new jobs. if there is burnout, they would be feeling it. the vice president. you were mentioning the first lady. we talked about what she's wearing. one thing i would add is that we are reporting that she will take on some new role in the next term and that is a little bit more of a political role that she will be promote something of the president's political agenda a bit more than we saw in the first term. >> that's interest. >> that she -- and i would be interested to see how she will do it. i would imagine it would be very delicate, ju
, january 31st, the senate armed services committee opens hearings on the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that's at 9:30 a.m. in room 50 of the dirksen building. friday, february 1st, the tenth anniversary of the columbia disaster and honors other fallen astronauts with a day of remembrance. ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. at arlington national cemetery. you can find more at myfoxdc.com and reach us on twitter with hashtag capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald, see you next week. >>> thank you, tom. >> 20 degrees. >> it's cold. that's the other story this week, the persistent cold. we've not been above freezing since maybe monday? >> yeah. it's weird, because we're not used to it after a couple of years of relatively mild temperatures. >> i'm telling you, i walked the dogs yesterday when i got home. i felt like i had ear aches. the deep pain, if you don't have the right clothing on. >> got to wear ear muffs. people ridicule me, but my ears stay warm. >> they do ridicule you. >> they do. >> that's the focus? >> didn't ear muffs go out in 1968? >> hey, i don
of state. next, chuck hagel before the senate armed services committee. that begins thursday at 9:30 am eastern of c-span. >> the first ladies that i am drawn to are the ones on the ground floor, the modern-day first lady that i can identify with the war, eleanor roosevelt, jackie kennedy. they are the women whose stories deal close enough to connect with. many of the women in the higher floors, on the state floor, they seem like characters from a wonderful story because it was such a long time ago. its history and your read about it. to be in their presence seems disconnecting. the first lady's on the ground floor are the ones that i remember. are remember the real stories and i can picture their lives in an incredible way that makes me think about their challenges, struggles, and how they used the space. >> "the first lady's," teaming up with the white house historical association of . airing over two seasons. the season 1 beginning president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, an online. >> on wednesday, and house democratic task force held a second meetin
with chuck hagel. and chuck schumer has a very special manner of knowing how to cut to the chase and asked the direct question, and it's like, you and i were talking earlier about middle of the road. you get somebody who is close friends with both and you make them decide, where are you? he's kind of that way. >> chuck schumer as the chair of the inaugural committee has a high-profile role in all of today's ceremonies. the same way dianne feinstein did in 2009. but chuck schumer, you talk about his public profile, he's essentially the policy director for the democrats in the house as they have held the majority for the entirety of president obama's first term. this week is going to be a very big week in washington, not just because of the inauguration, but because of the senate making a very important decision about whether or not they are going to change rules to further empower the democrats in the majority there, which would have a massive impact on the president's ability to get his agenda accomplished. chuck schumer right in the middle of that very technical and very political decisio
of state, john kerry, and chuck hagel, which he has gone a lot of flak for it, to the secretary of defense? >> those are promising choices. john kerry may finally liberate himself with a push from chuck a goal. they are going to have to take on the military-industrial complex and reduce those mass of weapons systems that were designed for a soviet-peristyle hostility like the f-22 and nuclear subs. they're going have to cut the military budget down from its $800 billion, and get out of afghanistan and iraq. and whether they have the chemistry and the political fortitude to do so, it remains to be seen. but i think they are a better choice than their predecessors. i think john kerry will be better than hillary clinton, who had to be macho all the time. and panetta, chuck hagel will be better than panetta, who was kind of a fill in. and spent weekends back in california where he really wants to retire. there is a little promise there. but again, it requires the resurgence of mass demonstrations in washington this spring to develop a convergent policy from the militarization of foreign-policy
for his next secretary of defense, chuck hagel, on capitol hill. >> the president, with a big smile. same, big, gregarious charm on the platform. >> as you were talking about the clinton foundation, president carter's work, as well, president obama will have to start thinking what he will do in his postpresidency. matthew dowd, talk about president george w. bush. he also has set up a foundation in texas. >> one of the things that immediately happened afterwards, was the decision where the presidential library is. what initiative do you want to be in, postpresidency. and how do you want to conduct yourself in the aftermath of your presidency? and that's a huge part of what goes into the next four years. >> crowd gathering on the mall right there. >> again, we urge all of you to bring your families in to watch because an inauguration speech is not just another speech. i want to go to mark updegrove right now. as you watch, as a historian. mark? >> the inauguration speech is an opportunity to address the nation and to give your vision. not only to the nation, but to the world, about what yo
tuesday. he will be sworn in as secretary of state next wednesday. chuck hagel to head up the funds and j-- head up defense and jack lew as secretary of state. >> i think chuck this is the steepest climb to his nomination. even before it was officially announced, a lot of members on both sides coming out. there were so many republican members, and he is a former senator republican member from nebraska. even members of his own party coming out in opposition. i think he will face a tough time. jack lew i think will also be of the cross hairs. he was sort of the president's point man when it came to the fiscal issues on capitol hill. we have seen through the spending fights that jack lew was the guy to rankle the different positions and bring everyone to some type of agreement and avert disaster. what is funny is the same goodwill he was able to build up through a lot of the past spending fight seems to be gone and a lot of his defenders on the other side of the aisle are coming out against him. yes, there is a lot of talk of a fresh start, but both sides are very much in campaign mode. that
in politics that i am not objective about, and she is one of them. another one is chuck hagel but that's another story. >> stephanie: it was hilarious, like most people this week she was caught in traffic, and he was literally in the middle of a stem winder he would be able to afford education -- and it's like elizabeth warren is here. >> yeah, he was very sharp. and some day i hope to ask him. how do you integrate his previous job with this one? he was very, very funny. >> stephanie: yeah, he has unleashed the comedy cracken again. >> yeah, because it has to be enormously tempting. to essentially squelch the heckelers. >> stephanie: oh my god, jim he did a dead on bernie sanders impersonation. and he made an amazing point about the cost of college. how much does it cost in this country. >> yeah, and in finland. >> stephanie: and he said in fin lan they pay you to go to college. >> yeah. >> stephanie: but he made a really good point of the percentage that pell grants paid -- >> it was 60% of your education, and now it pays 32. >> stephanie: yeah, he was talking about
as secretary. sources tell me the man nominated to replace him, chuck hagel, has been briefed on these changes but so far, hagel has not made any public statements one way or the other. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >>> the big story for most of us is just how cold it is and it's not going to get warmer until this weekend, so far three deaths have been reported in minnesota, wisconsin and illinois, and in north dakota, winds and snow created whiteout conditions. in washington, d.c., federal offices are open today but with an inch of snow expected, federal workers have the option of staying home to avoid the mess. >>> in upstate new york, it's the big dig-out with more snow on the way, a band of lake-effect snow stretching 150 miles, it's going to bring more and more snow to cities that have already seen up to two feet of the stuff and this bitter cold means, of course, broken pipes. >> very busy, no heat calls mostly today, we got a church in the center with no heat and we've got to do that and a couple of frozen water lines, that's it so far. >> that's it so far. in maryland a cell tower
a week from today, thursday january 31 is the confirmation hearing for chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. he served two terms as republican senator from nebraska. confirmation hearings will be live on c-span thursday january 31 starting at 9:30 a.m. eastern. >> personal-finance stars as we know in the 1930s with sylvia porter and it's really a way out of this help -- self-help business of 1930s. indicators are now for everything from the hardest times of 1930s easy everything from alcoholic anonymous developed in the 1930s to napoleon -- helping the poor to get rich to very social activist movements, fascism and communism to the new do. there's this whole fulcrum going on at the. and she tells personal-finance adout of this over the years, ad her goal is to educate people so this great depression will never happen again. buddies really much away, and i do that we can teach people certain skills and if they learn new skills they will all be okay. >> the dark side of the personal-finance industry with helaine olen saturday night at 10 on after words on c-span2. look for more book
. chuck hagel, that could be a little bit more. >> i think they will rough him up and be more lively than the john kerry hearings. in the end, the numbers. once senator schumer democrat said he answered all my questions, we know there have been meetings with others who have been critical and others with john mccain. he has done a lot of leg work and going into it, i don't think that mean that is it will be smooth sailing. they will be very tough questions and in the end they thought that he would be confirmed. >> how many republicans will vote to confirm him. we will find out. who is coming up on state of the union? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. t
: not only is this bipartisan, but also bicameral. you write about chuck hagel. it is not the group he wants to find himself among, yet during his tenure as a senator from nebraska his office turnover rate through 2000 rate -- 2009 rate this second highest. guest: right. as senators do consider chuck nomination, it is a worthy line of questioning. it is worth questioning why he was not able to maintain a staff of 50 because he is now trying to be the head of the department with 2 million service members. host: we are talking with luke rosiak of the "washington times " about the best and worst bosses on capitol hill and the high turnover rate of congressional staffers and the impact on the amount of expertise able to be retained on the hill and other topics of that nature. if you want to get involved in the conversation, the numbers -- we have a special line for congressional staffers. 202-585-3883. give us a call, and tell us about your story, or if you have not worked on the hill, call us with a question or comment for luke rosiak of "the washington times." is there a pattern you see? anywa
to leave in mid-february. it isn't clear where his nominated replacement chuck hagel stands on. this he was briefed on panetta's announcement. >> coming up on "starting point," we talk with a marine captain, one of four service women who joined a lawsuit challenging the pentagon's women policy and author continuk king browne. a local reporter goes into an animal pen and watch this. >> from the county fair, linda carson, abc 7. would you not eat my pants? >> let's look at that again. what a good sport she is. she's laughing. >> linda carson, abc 7 -- would you not eat my pants. i'm sorry, with he can just cancel the show and watch that for another hour and a half. she was recording a track for her story about kids that raise goats. she is totally okay. completely okay. that is the only reason we can show this to you and laugh as hard as we are. we are told the pen was recently cleaned. so you know, the fallout is rather gross. >> look at her face. she's such a good sport. she's laughing through it. >> that's a tough interview. i've had tough interviews, but that's tough. >> all right. 36
he will support chuck hagel for defense secretary. will you?h him one-on-one so i can make sure the concerns i have can be addressed. i have had a brief phone call with him on issues i care deeply about, issues of iran, with regard to women in the millitary, and implementing the don't ask don't tell repeal. >> i know many people pointed fingers at house republicans for being obstructionists but democrats in the senate have not the put forward a budget. do you expect that to change? >> we did have a budget. it was the budget act of last year. it is what has mandated the tough cuts that are facing us in the future. the sequestration is because of the budget we put in place. we're going to look at these issues. most people want to avoid the tough cuts under se crest ration. they want a more refined and balanced approach. so that's the work we're going to look at in the next month. >> senator gillibrand thank you so much. >> thank you. i hope everyone enjoys inauguration inauguration. >> this is a day of celebration for president obama. tomorrow he gets back to work
secretary of the treasury. rand cia chief as well as -- >> chuck hagel. >> you wanted to jump in? >> i guess i could come down in the middle of all of you. i agree with everyone. i think it was liberal speech as well. we talked about fdr all these things have to be seen in context. certainly barack obama is coming to the perhaps end of the reagan revolution compared to what we have had in the past. it was ringing endorsement. selectivism in a way takes on the notion of the takers, that whole idea very ideological. >> what else did you hear that was -- you were talking about thomas jefferson, what other reference did you hear? >> references to lincoln, he uses the declaration -- lincoln's appropriation of the declaration to talk about how we as a nation have to come together. i was very struck by this notion of unionism. these united states of america, not america's one nation but the notion that people coming together and by doing all of those kinds of things i think he is forcing this issue. >> actually looking at jay-z and paul ryan. beyonce and paul, just don't get this together.
. >> as people are leaving here, those nominations are pretty much expected to go through. of course, chuck hagel has been the most controversial. but this is really a cabinet and our friends doris kearns goodwin, of course, really has written so eloquently about the team of rivals approach of the first obama cabinet and the parallels, of course, to abraham lincoln. we think so much about lincoln today. we think about martin luther king jr. today and the all of the echos of equal rights that came through in the speech. but this is going to be a cabinet not of rivals, but of friends and colleagues, of very close colleagues and we see what we are expecting next, of course, janice mcdonough to be chief of staff. i think the president has a comfort level with these people and the question will be whether he listens to outside voices. he says he has huge challenges, but i thought that the tone of this speech was, aside from the policy prescriptions, much more eloquent than i had expected, frankly, and in the mood of mart martin luther king jr. and about the day we're celebrating and about legacy. >> i
and the choice of chuck hagel you might not have the ability to do both and you cannot ignore the fact that u.s. interests are still in the region in north africa and middle east. and drone operators as much as we want to remove ourselves, aren't always enough. we need a coherent foreign policy, right now we're on your heels. >> and right now the people who killed four in benghazi and we're not going after them as far as i can tell. and thank you for the analysis and looking at the policy or lack thereof and two hours ago. starting your own business is easier than you might think. how you can do it without spending a dime and quitting your job, an eye opening poll, the americans have spoken, but the white house is not listening. we'll analyze at the top of the hour when we come back. ♪ for some people this is just pigskin and thread. but for most of us it represents something more. it's the time of year that we have all waited for. when we sit on the edge of our seats for four quarters. it represents players reaching a childhood dream. the biggest stage there is in sports. a time when legac
. you can watch that at 15k a.m. network on c-span3. and later this month, chuck hagel has been tagged by president obama to be the next defense secretary. you can watch his confirmation hearing before the senate armed services committee. that will be january 31 at 9:31 a.m. eastern, and also on c-span3. >> what's the best training for a policeman? >> i said it before, i'll say it again, the best training you can get to become a really good police officer and understand what it's all about is walking a foot beat. i'll say that until the day i die. you learn how to develop sources. you learn how to use intelligence information. you learn how to leverage relationships in the community and that is the key. people in a community trust you. they'll tell you when there are things that are happening that are not yet crime so that you can intervene. they'll tell you how to go about doing it. i really learned the most of my career from those relationships. >> from high school dropout to single mother to the youngest police chief in washington, d.c., more with cathy lanier sunday night at 8:00 o
chuck hagel from becoming our next secretary of defense. a new conservative group with anonymous donors called americans for a strong defense is running ads urging five democrats to vote against confirming hagel. another is called use your mandate. it is also new. it also has anonymous donors. it claims to be a liberal gay rights groups but buys its ad time through a republican firm. it has no web site and no physical address. it is, however using ads and mailers to call hagel anti-gay, anti-woman and anti-israel. this is part of a larger story in "the new york times" reporting at least five other groups are engaged in trying to block the president's choice. and the increase emergence of anonymous dollars and shady front groups is likely a result of citizens united. that 2010 decision that opened the floodgates to allow interested parties to inject endless outside money into our political campaign. >> i hate citizens united. >> me, too. npr reporting for the fives time today, google is posting its policies on what information it turns over to the government as part of an effort to win t
-span radio at 10 a.m. eastern. and chuck hagel on the senate armed services committee. he is the president's defense secretary nominee. live on january 31 on c-span and c-span radio. >> three meters. >> contact. >> good to see you. >> it is hard to realize now 25 years after apollo-soyuz what the climate was like back then. in a way after the stalin years and the fears, issue and all of that sort of thing, the soviets were very foreign to us, you know? after some of the things that happened, without they were a pretty aggressive people. i would not say monsters, but they probably thought we were monsters. we very quickly broke through that. when you deal with people in the same line of work as you and you are around them for some time, you discover they are human beings. >> this weekend on "american history tv" former astronaut vance brand on the meeting in space between u.s. astronauts and soviet cosmonauts. this sunday on c-span at 3 p.m. >> house speaker john boehner and other house republicans spoke to reporters on the upcoming vote on the debt ceiling. the house is expected to vote on
in that regard theory >> absolutely. -- in that regard. >> absolutely. i know chuck hagel. i think he is a strong, patriotic former senator and he will be a strong secretary of defense. i have dealt with him and and number of forays. he has been head of the atlantic council, some of the things and efforts to color senator hagel's approach on some of these things cannot do justice. i am going to come to it. i think it is important to think about it. when that initiative came out and we began to hear about the people who said let's get no nuclear-weapons, i scratch my head. i said how is that going to work? i find it hard to think how youn today's world. henry kissinger, jim baker, james schlesinger, many others have all agreed with that as a goal for the world. it is an aspiration. we should always be aspirational. but it is not something that can happen in today's world nor could any leader today sit here or in any other chair and promote the notion that we should be cutting down our deterrent levels before inadequate levels to maintain deterrence. the military has strong views about what that is
know chuck hagel and i think he is a strong patriotic former senator and he will be a strong secretary of defense. i have dealt with him at his head at the atlantic council in a mainstream, thoughtful foreign policy security engagement. i think some of the things -- some of the efforts to color senator hagel's approach on some of these things don't do justice. >> i'm going to come to it. i think it's very important to think about it. when those initiatives at the first to come out began to you about potential people who said let's get no nuclear weapons, i scratched my head and white house are going to work? i believe in deterrence. i found that hard to think how you get down to a number of today's world. henry kissinger, jim baker, i think james lassiter, former former secretary of defense, many others have all agreed with that icicle for the world. it's a goal, an aspiration that we should always be aspirational. but it's not something that can happen in today's world and nor could any leader today sit here or in any other chair and promote to you and ocean we had to cut down our det
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